Balatantra, Bālatantra, Bala-tantra: 4 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bālatantra (बालतन्त्र).—midwifery.

Derivable forms: bālatantram (बालतन्त्रम्).

Bālatantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāla and tantra (तन्त्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bālatantra (बालतन्त्र).—n.

(-ntraṃ) Midwifery, care of a lying-in woman and her child. E. bāla an infant, and tantra rule, management.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bālatantra (बालतन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—med. B. 4, 230.
—by Kalyāṇa, son of Mahīdhara. L. 818. K. 214. Peters. 3, 399.

2) Bālātantra (बालातन्त्र):—Mentioned in Āgamatattvavilāsa.

3) Bālatantra (बालतन्त्र):—on childrens diseases, ascribed to Rāvaṇa. Given in 12 chapters in prose, in Cakrapāṇidatta’s Cikitsāsaṃgraha. Calcutta Edition of 1872, p. 466. Often mentioned in other medical works.

Bālatantra has the following synonyms: Kumāratantra.

4) Bālatantra (बालतन्त्र):—med. by Kalyāṇa, son of Mahīdhara. Oudh. Xx, 174. Peters. 4, 40.

5) Bālatantra (बालतन्त्र):—med. by Kalyāṇa, son of Mahīdhara. Ulwar 1645.

6) Bālatantra (बालतन्त्र):—in 14 Paṭala med. by Kalyāṇa, son of Mahīdhara, grandson of Rāmadāsa. Ak 999. As p. 117. Bd. 900. L.. 1181 (breaks off in the ninth Paṭala).

Bālatantra has the following synonyms: Bālacikitsā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bālatantra (बालतन्त्र):—[=bāla-tantra] [from bāla] n. midwifery, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [work] on m°.

3) Bālātantra (बालातन्त्र):—[=bālā-tantra] [from bāla] n. Name of [work]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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